Chard deNiord



Author's Bio

Chard deNiord is the Poet Laureate of Vermont and author of five books of poetry, including Interstate, (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which the Boston Globe named one of the top ten books of poetry in 2011, and Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), he teaches English and Creative Writing at Providence College, where he is Professor of English. His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Galway Kinnell, Donald Hall. Maxine Kumin, Jack Gilbert, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Robert Bly) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets was published by Marick Press in 2012. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, the American Poetry Review, The American Scholar, New Ohio Review, The New Republic, and The New York Times. He is the co-founder and former program director of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry and a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife Liz.

Publications & Prizes

Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005)
Sharp Golden Thorn (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003)
Poems for a Small Planet: A Bread Loaf Anthology (University of New England Press, 1993)
Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990)
Denver Quarterly
Harvard Magazine
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Two Pushcart prizes, two Poetry Society of America Prizes (Emily Dickinson prize and best sonnet prize).

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New Haven, CT
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Lynchburg, VA
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Last update: May 29, 2019